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Priests For Life | Emergancy Vote to Stop “Pain-Capable” Abortions Tomorrow

EMERGENCY VOTE IN CONGRESS!

This Bill Will STOP “Pain-Capable” Abortions!

“Surprise” Vote Being Taken in Congress
in less than 24 hours! — Tuesday, July 31st.

QUICK! DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING!

We MUST Tell Congress to
STOP LATE-TERM ABORTIONS NOW!

I’m sending this e-mail to you on Monday. (7/30)
The Emergency Vote in Congress is TOMORROW!!

PLEASE ACT NOW
if I’ve reached you in time…

Dear Mary,

You’ve heard me use this quote many times before…

“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members – the last, the least, the littlest.”

Abortion, of course, is the worst form of human mistreatment imaginable. It is the intentional destruction of an innocent human life at its most vulnerable stage: In the sanctity of a mother’s womb.

Here at Priests for Life, we work every day to make all abortion ILLEGAL once again – because intentionally killing a helpless innocent little baby can never be justified.

But when one actually considers the methods of abortion, it’s just too horrible to even contemplate. Yet is it 100% LEGAL — and growing in frequency every day.

I’m talking about the intentional killing by DISMEMBERMENT of LATE-TERM BABIES (third trimester) who are CAPABLE OF FEELING EVERY BIT OF THE PAIN of being torn limb from limb – just like you and I would!

You probably already know that late-term abortion IS legal in America—although states can add some restrictions.

And it is legal in WASHINGTON, D.C.

Now in some states, new laws have been passed stopping abortion after 20 weeks because of the child’s ability to feel pain. And that’s great news.

Well, there’s an EMERGENCY VOTE being taken TOMORROW MORNING on a new bill that will PROHIBIT abortions after 20 weeks in our nation’s capital.

It’s H.R. 3803, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, often referred to as the “D.C. late abortion ban” for short.

And I need you to contact your Representative
and STRONGLY URGE him or her to
Vote FOR H.R. 3803.

Most people still don’t know that abortion is currently legal for ANY reason through ALL NINE MONTHS of pregnancy.

An abortion facility not far from the White House now advertises dismemberment (“D&E”) abortions on request, to 26 weeks of pregnancy — the beginning of the 7th month! There is nothing to stop abortionists from performing abortions even closer to birth — for a price.

What a disgrace to our nation!!! (And this is why Priests for Life is putting a lot of energy into raising awareness about dismemberment abortion! Educating people on this is one of our key projects.)

That’s why I’m happy to report that Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) has authored a bill that is now coming up for a vote on a “fast track” procedure that’s happening TOMORROW – JULY 31ST!

In the bill, Congress adopts findings that by 20 weeks after fertilization (if not earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience GREAT PAIN. The bill then prohibits abortion in the federal District after that point (the beginning of the sixth month).

This is the bill for which our Priests for Life team recently walked the halls of Congress, with some of our priests and Dr Alveda King. We were able to increase the number of co-sponsors of this legislation. And I want to thank our colleagues at National Right to Life for crafting this bill and lobbying for it so effectively!

And now, because of tomorrow’s vote, every member of the U.S. House of Representatives will have to go on record on whether abortion should be legal for any reason to the moment of birth.

Therefore…

If we can achieve a big majority on this groundbreaking initial vote,
it will set the foundation to win legal protection for pain-capable unborn children
in the not-distant future.

The pro-abortion fanatics are UP IN ARMS about this bill – because they know it could erode the entire “framework” of Roe v. Wade.

Listen: Babies are being BRUTALLY DISMEMBERED far past the point that they are capable of experiencing excruciating pain!!!

Congress and President Obama need to STOP this brutality by enacting the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 3803, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks fetal age.

YOU MUST ACT NOW!

I apologize for the late notice on this… but this bill is coming up for a vote IMMEDIATELY!

As in TOMORROW MORNING!!!

That’s why I urgently need you to drop EVERYTHING you’re doing right now and CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN as quickly as you can—telling him or her to VOTE “YES” ON H.R. 3803 – the “D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (or “DC Late Abortion Ban” for short).

Think about it: if H.R. 3803 passes…

WE COULD PUT THE LEGAL “NAIL IN THE COFFIN”
OUT OF ROE v WADE!

So please… contact your local Congressman IMMEDIATELY.

And since the vote is TOMORROW, there’s ONLY TIME FOR E-MAILS or TELEPHONE CALLS.

If you don’t know who your current Congressman is or how to call him/her, there are several convenient ways to easily find out.

#1.) You can go right now to http://www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code and street address, and the web site will tell you who your Member of Congress is and what his/her office phone numbers are.

#2.) Look up your Congressman in your local phone book in the “Government” pages. Even calling the local office is better than nothing! The local office will call the Washington office and let them know they’re getting flooded with calls urging a YES vote on H.R. 3803…!

#3.) Or, call your local City Hall, the library, or your main newspaper and they can give you the Congressman’s contact information.

But no matter what it takes, DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING and get your voice heard RIGHT NOW!

That’s because the vote on H.R. 3803 comes up on the floor of Congress TOMORROW MORNING…

And We Can’t Afford To Be Even A MINUTE LATE On This!

Yes, it’s THAT urgent. (I wouldn’t pester you like this if it weren’t.)

Incidentally, they took us completely by surprise by sending this bill to the floor for a vote with virtually NO notice… because certain powers DON’T want this bill passed!

If you merely contemplate WHAT KIND OF PAIN AN UNBORN BABY MUST FEEL…

…WHEN HER ARMS AND LEGS ARE TORN OFF, AND HER HEAD IS CRUSHED…

… you’ll want to contact EVERY Member of Congress and MAKE SURE they ALL vote “YES” on H.R. 3803…!

Let them know that we’ll be closely watching their vote—ESPECIALLY since they’re all coming up for RE-ELECTION this November.

And what kind of a Congressman wants to be known as voting to keep LATE-TERM ABORTION (for PAIN-CAPABLE babies) LEGAL???

This could be “the last straw” for millions of Americans who rightly detest late-term abortions because these acts of murder are so UNSPEAKABLE.

And with your help, dear reader, we can get H.R. 3803 approved when it gets voted on TOMORROW! (Wednesday, July 31st).

Hopefully you’ll read this e-mail in time!

But to achieve this timely victory…

YOU MUST ACT NOW!

Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to let your voice be heard.

God bless you!

Sincerely,

Fr. Frank Pavone

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Child Murder for Money: America’s Abortion Industry

BloodMoney: The Business of Abortion

BloodMoney is a documentary film that exposes the truth behind the holocaust of abortion by taking an all-encompassing look at the business of abortion from the Pro Life perspective.

BloodMoney DVD synopsis


If ever there were a documentary produced in recent years that provided a fair view of the subject despite the acknowledging its makers’ own impartiality on the matter, it would be BloodMoney.

In this feature documentary, the viewer is provided with facts, not mere propaganda seeking to cover the truth or play some slight-of-hand trick with the fact that in America today – it is legal to hire a hitman. Not to take out your enemies but to destroy the life of an innocent child while still in the womb. Sadly, it is their own mothers and fathers that often seek out to hire contract killers known as abortionists.

Narrator Aleveda King, the niece of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., provides a tempered and gentle voice that details the history and roots of the abortion industry from the Nazi-tied and racist eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margret Sanger to the questionable, devastating decision of 1973’s Roe vs. Wade all the way to the resurgence of the Pro Life movement supported and maintained more and more by today’s youth (particularly women) and as always – the Catholic Church.

BloodMoney is indeed a must-have for every parish, school, college and family video library with pre-teens on up at least. This is truly a heart-felt master work of truth that speaks for itself. No smoke. No mirrors. Just the facts on the tragedy that is the Business of Abortion.

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Prayer to Mary, Mother of Women Hurt by Abortion

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Mary of Bethlehem and Nazareth,
  wife of Joseph,
Virgin mother of the Son of God made man,
  woman of sorrows, model of Faith,
You are our mother,
  living now in the joy of God’s presence.
You watch over each one of us
  with gentleness, compassion and tenderness.

We entrust all women hurt by abortion, and their
aborted children, to your motherly care.
May your unfailing love console our sisters,
  reassure them of their dignity, and be for them a
  source of healing, peace and joy. May they find
  comfort knowing their children are in your arms.

Protect and bless the work
  of women hurt by abortion.
Let it bring love and healing
  to your wounded daughters, and understanding
  to those who would help them.
May its members work with courage, dedication and
  perseverance to protect all women from the horror
  of aborting their children.

And may we all be united again with you in the
  presence of your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen.

©1992 Human Life International

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via PostSecret

This “secret” from a self-professed pro-choice (pro-abortion) person speaks for itself. The truth about killing a child in the womb is difficult to accept.

Pray for this man (I assume by the text that the person is a he) as men suffer from abortion as well.

Please check out Rachel’s Vinyard for post-abortion help.

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Diocese opens chapel next to abortion clinic

The Diocese of Fargo has announced that it is opening a chapel next to North Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Mass, followed by Eucharistic adoration, will be offered at the chapel one day each week. 

“We believe prayer is so powerful, and what we’re engaged in is a spiritual battle,” said Rachelle Sauvageau, director of the diocese’s Respect Life Office. “It’s a place where we need an intense and focused prayer, and that’s why we feel the need to be right there.” 

“There are a lot of people who can’t stand outside — the elderly and other people who don’t feel called to be down there on the sidewalk,” she added. “This gives them the opportunity to be there in a real present way.” 

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

via Catholic Culture

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Diocese opens chapel next to abortion clinic

The Diocese of Fargo has announced that it is opening a chapel next to North Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Mass, followed by Eucharistic adoration, will be offered at the chapel one day each week. 

“We believe prayer is so powerful, and what we’re engaged in is a spiritual battle,” said Rachelle Sauvageau, director of the diocese’s Respect Life Office. “It’s a place where we need an intense and focused prayer, and that’s why we feel the need to be right there.” 

“There are a lot of people who can’t stand outside — the elderly and other people who don’t feel called to be down there on the sidewalk,” she added. “This gives them the opportunity to be there in a real present way.” 

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

via Catholic Culture

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Anti-Abortion Advocates Victorious in Virginia

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The seal of Virginia. Image via Wikipedia.

The Washington Post is reporting some positive news coming out of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Va. General Assembly agrees to regulate abortion clinics as hospitals

By Rosalind S. Helderman

The Virginia General Assembly has agreed that abortion clinics should be regulated as hospitals instead of physicians offices, a move that antiabortion activists have sought for almost two decades, insisting that it would improve clinic safety.

[Making this horrid procedure “safer” is something that I thought pro-abortion advocates desired especially in light of the recent, deadly scandals of back-alley-type botched abortions by “legit” providers. Unfortunately, what many of these advocates and abortionists seem to desire is to make money off the legal murder of innocent, defenseless babies.]

Abortion rights advocates say it will make the state one of the most restrictive for abortions in the country and could force as many as 17 of the state’s 21 abortion clinics to close.

[This is positive result of these new regulations.]

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has said he will sign the bill, which gives the state’s Board of Health 280 days from the law’s enactment to write new rules for clinics that perform at least five first-trimester abortions a month.

The bill’s passage came as the Democratic-led state Senate voted 20 to 20 Thursday to approve the measure after a lengthy and emotional debate. The tie was broken by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), who cast his vote in favor of the bill. All 18 of the chamber’s Republicans backed the bill, as did two conservative Democrats.

[Bipartisan support for a move in the right direction.]

Antiabortion activists hailed the vote as the most significant victory they’ve achieved in Virginia in years. Abortion rights groups said they think the regulations will place an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s ability to get an abortion in Virginia, and pledged to sue.

[This is the problem with abortion. It is truly not about “privacy” but more about the sanctioning of murder. If it is legal then it cannot possibly be wrong. Thankfully the Church has always taught that just because a law exists it does not mean that it is morally correct. In such circumstances we are to follow our properly formed consciences in fighting and opposing such immoral and intrinsically evil legislation.]

The practical impact of the vote will rest heavily on guidelines ultimately approved by the Virginia Board of Health. Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, said she fears the worst, though the 15-member board is dominated by holdover appointments made by former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D).

rules that would require renovations that many clinics would find cost-prohibitive.

[These clinics are in the business of making money. And like any other (blood)money-making business, they will confirm to the regulations in order to continue their operation. However, Virginia will be a better state if many of these clinics close down thus becoming a step towards protecting women, babies and even men from this scourge.]

“I’m not thinking best-case scenario. I’m thinking worst-case scenario,” she said.

Antiabortion activists said those fears are overstated and insisted that they do not aim to shut down Virginia clinics.

[Well, that is my aim.]

Clinics that perform first-trimester abortions in Virginia are regulated similarly to doctor’s offices in which colonoscopies and cosmetic surgery are conducted. Antiabortion activists have long said that clinics need stiffer rules, more like those imposed on outpatient ambulatory surgical centers.

they have cited the case of a Philadelphia-area clinic recently shut down after authorities discovered a series of botched and illegal abortions; inspectors discovered containers of fetus parts.

In response, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) fired state health department workers this month for not monitoring clinics more closely.

“These are health professionals who are going to promulgate appropriate regulations,” said Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb, speaking about the state’s Board of Health. “It’s very typical of the other side that rather than fight what this bill does, they want to fight the biggest extreme of what this bill could be.”

The vote breaks a longstanding stalemate on abortion issues in the Virginia General Assembly, where bills to impose new regulations on abortion clinics have for years been approved by the GOP-led House of Delegates but killed by a Senate committee stacked with abortion rights supporters.

Indeed, the Senate’s Education and Health Committee has dispatched similar legislation this year. But in the waning days of this year’s legislative session, scheduled to conclude Saturday, Republican House members were able to use a parliamentary procedure to force a rare vote of the full Senate on the issue.

On Monday, Republicans slid a surprise amendment dealing with the abortion issue into a bill that had been approved by the Senate that requires hospitals and nursing homes to write policies on infection control.

[Realpolitik.]

That sent the issue directly to the floor of the Senate, where several conservative Democrats have always warned their leadership that they would vote with Republicans if ever forced to take a position on an abortion issue.

In August, Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken T. Cuccinelli (R) issued a legal opinion indicating that he thought the state’s Board of Health had the authority to regulate abortion clinics.

In the months since, however, the board has made no move to do so, and some antiabortion activists had been critical of McDonnell for not pressuring the board to do so.

Though McDonnell has not made abortion a major focus of his first 13 months in office, he was one of the legislature’s most vocal voices in opposition to the procedure when he served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He has said he supports clinic regulations.

via Virginia Politics Blog – Va. General Assembly agrees to regulate abortion clinics as hospitals.

Praise the Lord for such a victory! This is a step in the right direction for protecting the health of women and unborn children here in Virginia. The best part is that I actively participated in this action by means of interacting with my state delegate thanks to the initiative and efforts of the Virginia Catholic Conference, which “represents the public-policy interests of the Commonwealth’s two Catholic bishops and the dioceses of Richmond and Arlington:” Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde, respectively.

Anti-Abortion Advocates Victorious in Virginia

The state seal of Virginia.

The Washington Post is reporting some positive news coming out of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Va. General Assembly agrees to regulate abortion clinics as hospitals

By Rosalind S. Helderman

The Virginia General Assembly has agreed that abortion clinics should be regulated as hospitals instead of physicians offices, a move that antiabortion activists have sought for almost two decades, insisting that it would improve clinic safety.

[Making this horrid procedure “safer” is something that I thought pro-abortion advocates desired especially in light of the recent, deadly scandals of back-alley-type botched abortions by “legit” providers. Unfortunately, what many of these advocates and abortionists seem to desire is to make money off the legal murder of innocent, defenseless babies.]

Abortion rights advocates say it will make the state one of the most restrictive for abortions in the country and could force as many as 17 of the state’s 21 abortion clinics to close.

[This is positive result of these new regulations.]

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has said he will sign the bill, which gives the state’s Board of Health 280 days from the law’s enactment to write new rules for clinics that perform at least five first-trimester abortions a month.

The bill’s passage came as the Democratic-led state Senate voted 20 to 20 Thursday to approve the measure after a lengthy and emotional debate. The tie was broken by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), who cast his vote in favor of the bill. All 18 of the chamber’s Republicans backed the bill, as did two conservative Democrats.

[Bipartisan support for a move in the right direction.]

Antiabortion activists hailed the vote as the most significant victory they’ve achieved in Virginia in years. Abortion rights groups said they think the regulations will place an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s ability to get an abortion in Virginia, and pledged to sue.

[This is the problem with abortion. It is truly not about “privacy” but more about the sanctioning of murder. If it is legal then it cannot possibly be wrong. Thankfully the Church has always taught that just because a law exists it does not mean that it is morally correct. In such circumstances we are to follow our properly formed consciences in fighting and opposing such immoral and intrinsically evil legislation.]

The practical impact of the vote will rest heavily on guidelines ultimately approved by the Virginia Board of Health. Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, said she fears the worst, though the 15-member board is dominated by holdover appointments made by former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D).

rules that would require renovations that many clinics would find cost-prohibitive.

[These clinics are in the business of making money. And like any other (blood)money-making business, they will confirm to the regulations in order to continue their operation. However, Virginia will be a better state if many of these clinics close down thus becoming a step towards protecting women, babies and even men from this scourge.]

“I’m not thinking best-case scenario. I’m thinking worst-case scenario,” she said.

Antiabortion activists said those fears are overstated and insisted that they do not aim to shut down Virginia clinics.

[Well, that is my aim.]

Clinics that perform first-trimester abortions in Virginia are regulated similarly to doctor’s offices in which colonoscopies and cosmetic surgery are conducted. Antiabortion activists have long said that clinics need stiffer rules, more like those imposed on outpatient ambulatory surgical centers.

they have cited the case of a Philadelphia-area clinic recently shut down after authorities discovered a series of botched and illegal abortions; inspectors discovered containers of fetus parts.

In response, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) fired state health department workers this month for not monitoring clinics more closely.

“These are health professionals who are going to promulgate appropriate regulations,” said Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb, speaking about the state’s Board of Health. “It’s very typical of the other side that rather than fight what this bill does, they want to fight the biggest extreme of what this bill could be.”

The vote breaks a longstanding stalemate on abortion issues in the Virginia General Assembly, where bills to impose new regulations on abortion clinics have for years been approved by the GOP-led House of Delegates but killed by a Senate committee stacked with abortion rights supporters.

Indeed, the Senate’s Education and Health Committee has dispatched similar legislation this year. But in the waning days of this year’s legislative session, scheduled to conclude Saturday, Republican House members were able to use a parliamentary procedure to force a rare vote of the full Senate on the issue.

On Monday, Republicans slid a surprise amendment dealing with the abortion issue into a bill that had been approved by the Senate that requires hospitals and nursing homes to write policies on infection control.

[Realpolitik.]

That sent the issue directly to the floor of the Senate, where several conservative Democrats have always warned their leadership that they would vote with Republicans if ever forced to take a position on an abortion issue.

In August, Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken T. Cuccinelli (R) issued a legal opinion indicating that he thought the state’s Board of Health had the authority to regulate abortion clinics.

In the months since, however, the board has made no move to do so, and some antiabortion activists had been critical of McDonnell for not pressuring the board to do so.

Though McDonnell has not made abortion a major focus of his first 13 months in office, he was one of the legislature’s most vocal voices in opposition to the procedure when he served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He has said he supports clinic regulations.

via Virginia Politics Blog – Va. General Assembly agrees to regulate abortion clinics as hospitals.

Praise the Lord for such a victory! This is a step in the right direction for protecting the health of women and unborn children here in Virginia. The best part is that I actively participated in this action by means of interacting with my state delegate thanks to the initiative and efforts of the Virginia Catholic Conference, which “represents the public-policy interests of the Commonwealth’s two Catholic bishops and the dioceses of Richmond and Arlington:” Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde, respectively.

Refreshing Surprise (for me anyway): Donald Trump is Pro-Life

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Donald Trump in February 2009. Image via Wikipedia.

In a surprise move today, business mogul Donald Trump addressed the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a convention largely seen as a springboard for Republican presidential campaigns. Trump generated significant residential buzz with his appearance today, inspiring hopes for some for the ultimate dark horse campaign.

In an interview this past week with Laura Ingraham from Fox News, Trump characterized himself as “pro-life.” In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Trump wrote,  “I support a woman’s right to choose but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.” But, in an appar[e]nt reversal, he told the audience at CPAC, “I am pro-life” and pledged to fight for the reversal of Obamacare, which contains abortion funding loopholes.

via Donald Trump Generates Presidential Buzz, Says He’s Pro-Life | LifeNews.com.

I like dark-horse, underdog stories and a presidential run by Donald Trump would be just that. And considering the experience of both the present president and the credentials of our past president I would argue that Trump is as good a candidate as any – especially since he is pro-life.

Refreshing Surprise (for me anyway): Donald Trump is Pro-Life

Donald Trump in February 2009

In a surprise move today, business mogul Donald Trump addressed the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a convention largely seen as a springboard for Republican presidential campaigns. Trump generated significant residential buzz with his appearance today, inspiring hopes for some for the ultimate dark horse campaign.

In an interview this past week with Laura Ingraham from Fox News, Trump characterized himself as “pro-life.” In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Trump wrote,  “I support a woman’s right to choose but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.” But, in an appar[e]nt reversal, he told the audience at CPAC, “I am pro-life” and pledged to fight for the reversal of Obamacare, which contains abortion funding loopholes.

via Donald Trump Generates Presidential Buzz, Says He’s Pro-Life | LifeNews.com.

I like dark-horse, underdog stories and a presidential run by Donald Trump would be just that. And considering the experience of both the present president and the credentials of our past president I would argue that Trump is as good a candidate as any – especially since he is pro-life.